Well, now things are very different. Oddly enough, I had not heard from him since Thursday to give me a status on tickets, sales if any, etc. I didn't even hear from him this morning, and my radar was on. I got a call around noon inquiring about four tickets and a price negotiation, so I had to call him. He was chilly on the phone, I could tell, from just the way he greeted me and when I asked him how he was, he simply replied, "Fine." I knew something was amiss but went on with my prospect details. He said he would take a certain amount, so I called back the prospect and it was a done deal. I gave him my guy's phone number because he was in the same area. I never heard back from my guy, which was unusual, because he normally calls to let me know how everything went. I ended up calling the customer instead and found out everything went fine. Then I got another call for two tickets from someone willing to pay top dollar without negotations, but I needed to check to see if there were any more tickets from my guy. It was during that conversation that I was told there was only one ticket for sale, that everything went fine with the sale, and that he could pame my commission TOMORROW. I said, "Tomorrow?" He said he was invited to watch the game with a buddy of his down in Miami and wouldn't be home until late. Nothing about being sorry about cancelling my invitation or anything. (When was he going to tell me that???) He was very matter-of-fact and blase - too much so. I said I would see him first thing in the morning, and he said he would call me. Moments later, I called back after confirming that the guy who called earlier did not want a single ticket and left a bit of a snippy message on my guy's voicemail, indicating sarcastically, "What a surprise! I got your voicemail." Then I simply informed him what the guy had said and that I was "...touching base, because that's what I do. I touch base."
Then he calls me repeatedly moments later when I was on the phone and left a message, which he has said before he never does. He said I was rude for hanging up on him, and that he sacrificed a full price sale for four tickets shortly after he accepted my guy's offer in order to honor me and give me a commission, etc. He said that we never even spoke about the commission structure for this deal, and if anyone should be upset, it was him. (I had questioned him about what my commission would be during our earlier conversation and was surprised but not upset.)
I called him back and told him I did not hang up on him and that I thought he hung up on me. We went back and forth on that, then I told him that I was taking the heat for a potential sale he got AFTER he agreed to take mine, and that he didn't have to accept it. He said he was trying to be generous, etc. I said there was no way to know what would happen afterwards; my sale was then and there. He could have ended up with all four tickets at the end of the day. I then brought up the fact that I appreciated that he had other plans but made no effort to inform me earlier -- utter disregard on his part. He argued about that and said he was intending to tell me later when everything was sold and straightened out this afternoon. It was after 3:00 p.m. when I found out because I called him. When was he going to let me know??? Anyway, I ended the conversation quietly by saying I would speak to him tomorrow morning.
Obviously, he is not interested now, and that is what hurt the most out of everything. My radar was right earlier. I am very upset about the disregard on so many levels. The kicking me out the other night was telltale, despite the invitation that followed.